A cough will usually clear up on its own within 3 to 4 weeks.
There’s usually no need to see a GP.
You could also try:
There’s limited evidence to show these work.
How to make a hot lemon and honey drink
Hot lemon with honey has a similar effect to cough medicines.
These will not stop your cough, but will help you cough less.
Decongestants and cough medicines containing codeine will not stop your cough.
To find out what’s causing your cough, your GP might:
Most coughs are caused by a cold or flu.
Other causes include:
A cough is very rarely a sign of something serious like lung cancer.
You may have seen on the news that from Monday 17 May, doors at GP practices are ‘re-opening’. As you will know, our GP practice has been open throughout the pandemic, offering patients telephone and online appointments, with face to face consultations available for those who need them. This was in-line with national requirements to keep patients safe, whilst COVID infection rates were high and before the vaccination was widespread.
GP practices are now being encouraged to offer patients a choice of whether they would like a remote or face to face consultation. However, before we have more people coming into the surgery to see us in person, we need a bit of time to put in place measures to keep everyone safe.
As we wait for further national guidance on doing that, we ask that patients continue to contact us by phone or online as you have been doing. We are facing unprecedented demands for our services and will need to continue to adjust how we use our clinicians’ time to best support our patients – particularly those who need us the most.
We will keep you updated as soon as we are clear about how we can re-open our reception areas safely. Thank you for your support.
Please contact us on 07402404258 so we can book your appointment.
Parking will be available on Rosslyn Road and if you have a disabled badge you can park temporarily on the double yellow line on Upton Road. Please ensure you wear a MASK.
For any queries regarding the vaccine do contact us on 7402404258. We will be happy to discuss any concerns.
More information can be found on our Covid & Flu Support page.
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